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Where was the military escort ???

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posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 02:00 AM
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6 Americans Among Dead in Copter Crash

A commercial helicopter contracted by the U.S. Defense Department was shot down by missile fire north of the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing six Americans and three Bulgarians, officials said.

The Mi-8 helicopter went down about 12 miles north of Baghdad, the U.S. Embassy said. Video on television showed burning wreckage and personal belongings scattered across a wide area.





If it was contracted through the defense dept..... wouldnt it be a good idea to have a escort ?
or is it coincidence the helicopter got shot down ?




posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 02:22 AM
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There was not supposed to be one. Now they want to RFID every contractor, oh all of a sudden it is "now" a good idea... Of course, it is just another nail in the coffin before every one will be sporting the latest Veridesign something or another.



posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 03:21 AM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
There was not supposed to be one. Now they want to RFID every contractor, oh all of a sudden it is "now" a good idea... Of course, it is just another nail in the coffin before every one will be sporting the latest Veridesign something or another.



what good would that do? let em know where the bodies are? this is tragic, but its simply another case of "If you want to make an omellette, you gotta break a couple of eggs". I feel for em, but they knew what they were get into.



posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 03:47 AM
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why the heck would they be useing hinds in a warzone? everyone in the middle east knows exactly where to shoot it to cause it to crash. the afganistans excelled at this, silly rusians putting the star right on top of it's vulnerable spot


i guess that is just "military intelligance" for you.



posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 12:41 PM
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I thought It was a Bulgarian Helicopter? And the pilot was Bulgarian, and if it was a private company they choose what to fly.



posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
I thought It was a Bulgarian Helicopter? And the pilot was Bulgarian, and if it was a private company they choose what to fly.


You got it right, it was a bulgarian helo with a few blackwater guys on it.

anyways the point of hiring PMC's is they are pretty much supposed to be self maintained.....no escort needed. They are the escort.



posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 01:58 PM
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Look, the people that we are still fighting over there are nothing more than a bunch of punks. They cant win on level battlefield, so they have to resort to these cheap shots, in hopes of turning us against the war and running home. What they dont realize is that it isnt going to happen.



posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 03:16 PM
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The U.S. military said Task Force Baghdad soldiers arrested at least six people Saturday whom it suspects of shooting down a commercial helicopter Thursday.

The military said in a release that an "Iraqi civilian helped Task Force Baghdad soldiers find" six people, who were being questioned in the crash that resulted in the deaths of 11 people on board.

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A news release from Task Force Baghdad said an "Iraqi citizen told the soldiers he knew where the blue Kia pickup truck the terrorists used during the attack was parked and led them to the site.

"When the soldiers got there, several other local residents confirmed the first tip and showed the soldiers where the terrorists lived."

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Good to hear that Iraqi civilians came forward and told us where these fu*cks lived.



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